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    The Rise of the ‘Gaming for Good’ Movement

    Mid-’90s pundits lamented that kids who played violent video games were destined for lives of crime, but proponents of gaming for change have given this theory a constructive twist. Practicing positive behavior in a game setting, they say, pays real-life dividends. Read more

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    Saudi Girls Finally Get to Drive, but Only in a Videogame

    But few, if any, videogames can boast developer credentials linked to royalty. “It makes a huge statement,” says Asi Burak, president of Games for Change, a nonprofit that focuses on inspiring social change through videogames. Prince Fahad spoke at the group’s New York gathering in April. Read more

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    Playing Around at the US Dept. of Ed.’s Games for Learning Summit

    “The way to create great games is to start with the assumption that the subject area is awesome,” said Lauri Järvilehto, Rovio’s “Fun Learning Expert” during a panel on his company’s collaboration with NASA on “Angry Birds Space.” This idea was a guiding force at the Games for Learning Summit, co-hosted by the US Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology and nonprofit, Games for Change. Read more

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  • Finalists of the Houston Games for Change Student Challenge Announced

    Globaloria and Games for Change Announce Finalists and Winners of Game Design Competition for Houston Public School Students Houston students to be honored at awards gala for creating their own … Read more

  • Games for Change Seeks Funding via Kickstarter for their Upcoming Nuclear Risk Game Epic Orphan

    Games for Change is announcing its crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to support its new nuclear risk game Epic Orphan. The game will provide gamers an opportunity to join the fight against nuclear weapons threats. Play as an undercover agent that explores the globe who investigates and prevents nuclear threats caused by “orphan sources” (unguarded or unregulated nuclear materials).

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  • Students Challenged to Design Video Games for Social Good in National Competition

    Games for Change (G4C), the leading advocate of games for social impact and learning, has launched the second annual G4C Student Challenge in New York City, Pittsburgh, and Dallas. The national G4C Student Challenge is a game design competition that invites public middle and high school students to create digital games about real-world issues impacting their communities. Through the Challenge’s hands-on game design program, students develop 21st-century skills by prototyping digital games and engaging in humanities research and civic problem solving. Read more

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